[ubuntu-za] Fwd: GNU turn thirty!

Frans de waal meesterarend at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 09:45:42 UTC 2013

On Sep 28, 2013 11:40 AM, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
> Great Wesley, thanks. But why the "Happy hacking" greeting at the end? In
my limited perception, hacking is a very negative connotation.
> Kind regards,
> Jan

Hacking have lots of meanings and yes also negative... I usually only hack
config files on my own system
> Can you believe it? The GNU system is thirty years old today!
> In 1983, Richard Stallman launched the free software movement
> with the words, "Free Unix!" We've freed a lot more than that in
> the last thirty years. The GNU system is now a vast universe of
> fully free operating systems, window managers, and software that
> serves almost every imaginable purpose. More than 95 percent of
> the world's supercomputers run free software. A majority of web
> servers run free software. Even more impressive, there are
> estimated to be tens of millions of free software users worldwide.
> That's a lot to celebrate. This weekend, the Free Software
> Foundation will be honoring thirty years of GNU with a
> [celebration and hackathon in Cambridge, MA][1]. Around the
> world, there are over [eighteen celebrations][2] planned on
> almost every inhabited continent. And online, people are showing
> their love for GNU by embedding the [special 30th anniversary
> badge][2] on their websites and [donating to support GNU's future
> work][3].
> Please join us in the celebration:
> * [Watch the livestream from the Cambridge celebration][4] to see
>    John Sullivan speak at 10am EDT (14:00 UTC) and Richard Stallman
>    speak live at 5pm EDT (21:00 UTC) on Saturday, September 28.
> * Find the [celebration][2] nearest you.
> * Embed the [special 30th anniversary badge][2].
> * [Donate][3] to keep GNU going strong for another thirty years.
> Happy Hacking,
> The entire Free Software Foundation team
> [1]:https://gnu.org/gnu30/celebration
> [2]:https://gnu.org/gnu30/
> [3]:https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom
> [4]:http://live.fsf.org/gnu30.ogv  "GNU 30th live streaming"
> On 28/09/2013 08:21, Wesley Werner wrote:
>> Hello all.
>> I'd like to share some happy news with you fine folk.
>> Enyoy!
>> Wesley
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